Rare and special-edition effects units

In addition to our best-selling HotBoxes and popular boutique effects units sometimes SeanMandrake makes a few special editions, one-offs and unusual pieces of kit. These effects are offered strictly on a first-come first-served basis and are always hand-wired and unique.

Volume Boxes

Many amplifiers are designed so that their built-in volume controls change the tone as they are turned up. The Marshall JCM800, as just one example, is designed to get warmer and less harsh as you turn the volume control and this means that the only way to get that warm tone is to have the control at full.

Nearly all valve amps also use cascaded gain stages and the volume control is often in the middle of this. This means that unless you turn the volume right up on the amp the pre-amp valves don't interact and you end up stuck with a one-sound amp that quickly goes from too-clean to too-grotty and only has one sweet spot.

With a volume box after your pedals and before your amp you get more control and more tone from your amplifier. No magic. No fuss. Just better tone and more control. It really is that simple.

AudioStorm VBM : Mono master volume control

The AudioStorm VBM is a British made, very high quality, volume control box.

The VBM offers smooth control, quality sockets and a large knob in a cost effective plastic enclosure.

AudioStorm VBS : Stereo Audiophile Master Volume Control

The AudioStorm VBS is a British made, high quality, stereo (and mono) volume control box for Audiophiles, Recording Studios and uncompromising musicians.

The VBS uses a very high quality British made Omeg sealed 100k Logarithmic stereo potentiometer with a firm turn motion that resists being being accidentally jogged. It is ideal for use in recording studios, with high end hi-fi systems, instrument amplifiers or absolutely anywhere you need top quality control.

The sockets fitted are metal-sleeve 1/4" TRS stereo jacks and work in both stereo (TRS) or mono (TS) without any adjustment.

Buy an AudioStorm VBM for only £14.99 or choose the premium VBS for £34.99